Fewer international students in B.C. schools

Global recession to blame

The global economic downturn has led to fewer international students enrolling in B.C. schools. Vancouver and Surrey, the province’s largest school districts, have experienced a five to seven per cent decrease. Korea has been a main source of international students in the past, but the recent plunge in the country’s currency has raised the cost of tuition, which is about $12,000 annually. The most significant dip is at the elementary level, where students typically enroll for a few months to improve their English.

Vancouver Sun